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The Travel Group

(918) 494-0649                                              email: [email protected]

Twenty-Eight Years Serving Our Valued Clients and Friends!

 The Travel Group was founded in 1989 in Tulsa by David and Sharon Forbes.  The owners have each been in the travel business for more than 30 years and have worked in and owned several retail travel agencies before opening the Travel Group.
     The agency is ideally located to South Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Bixby and Jenks.  Close to the Mingo Valley Expressway and to the Creek Turnpike entrances it is easily accessed from anywhere in the greater Tulsa area.
     The Plaza del Sol Shopping center is a shoppers' and diners' Mecca with upscale shops and restaurants including the Ridge Grill, Senor Tequila's, and Paddy's Irish Restaurant and Pub.
     The Travel Group is a full service retail travel agency representing all the world's major airlines, tour operators, cruise lines, hotels and other suppliers of travel services or accommodations.  Our agents specialize in upscale cruises and tours and have special relationships with many of the world's deluxe cruise and vacation suppliers.  

Our People Make the Difference!

All of our employees, from the top down, exhibit a common characteristic:  a thorough dedication to their clientele and to their profession!

Owner:  Sharon K. Forbes

Sharon is a 37-year veteran of the travel industry and has owned and managed The Travel Group since 1989.  She has specialized in mission and other group travel for churches and youth organizations, for spring break, summer mission trips, and other senior and affinity groups.  She is skilled in international travel destinations on all 7 continents, and is a Disney specialist, and a leisure travel specialist in upscale cruises, Mexico, Caribbean, and European vacation destinations.

Corporate Travel Manager:  Antonette Pierce

Antonette has a degree in Travel and Airline Management, and in her 29 years in the retail travel industry she has filled a multitude of roles, including instruction at the International Travel Institute in Tulsa.  She was hired by the Travel Group in August, 2002, to help set up its corporate travel department and has remained Manager of the department for the last twelve years.  Antonette is a computer specialist with exceptional knowledge of airline rules and procedures and skills in faring and ticketing.  She negotiates directly with hotel group/conference departments for contracts and lowest rates for commercial accounts.  Corporate travel is Antonette's passion and her clients are her number one priority.

Commercial and Leisure Specialist:  Tricia Davis

Tricia attended Northern Illinois University in DeKalb east of Chicago. After completing her airline certification and worked for Braniff Airlines before accepting employment as an incentive travel specialist  for five years with Sperry and Hutchison (S&H) and later with Carlson Travel in Chicago.  She moved to Denver in 1988 with her husband, accepting employment there with All Seasons Travel handling Mobil Oil, its largest account..  She worked for Northwestern Business Travel in Minnesota before moving finally to Oklahoma.  She worked for International Tours in Broken Arrow for 6 years until that agency was acquired by The Travel Group in 2002.  She has an extensive background in commercial and government travel and a broad experience with leisure travel.  She is the indispensable swing agent who can do it all.

Escorted Groups:  David Forbes

David and Sharon Forbes opened The Travel Group in September 1989 and have operated it as a full service retail travel agency since that time, specializing in upscale tours and cruise options for those individuals desiring a higher level of service and accommodations.  In 1994 David began taking groups, primarily seniors, to New York City on Broadway Theater Tours.  The success of those groups encouraged David and Sharon to add other destinations and by the turn of the century the couple was operating deluxe escorted domestic groups to Washington, DC, Chicago, Nashville, Las Vegas, Charleston, and other destinations in addition to international trips to London and Paris with escorted river cruise groups on the Danube, the Rhine, the Rhone and SaĆ“ne, and the Seine.